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survive. it appears that the driver lost control. we'll track this and bring you updates as we get them. alison: breaking news from the white house where health and human services secretary tom price resigned. president trump is among those expressing anger at price. treasury secretary steven mnuchin and the interior secretary also facing criticism for the travel expenses. michelle: as we come on the air, the crisis in puerto rico deepens. millions of americans are bleeding for bare essentials like food and water. only half the island has access to running water. many hospitals are reduced to little more than triage tents. the naver i have hospital shift -- navy hospital ship left today. but it won't arrive for three
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scott thuman reports that the arrival comes amidst increasing anger over what many see as a slow response to the crisis in the caribbean. >> from the military handout of water and food in some areas, to the long lines for everything from gas to money in others. puerto rico has a confusing log jam of health. private shipment sit on docks but the fema can't control what isn't there. >> this is not a good news story. people are dying. >> the white house says there is no doubt those struggling will get what they need. nine days after the latest hurricane. those from the group friends of puerto rico are baffled. the most overwhelming obstacle isn't one that you expect. >> it's infrastructure. people in wood houses that lost it all. how do you find them. how do you help them if they
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>> runways and the hospitals are seeing progress but with difficulty. >> we have 36 hospitals open. >> i saw someone cross allege river with a horse. that is something we see in developing countries, far away lands. >> scrambling in full effect. 10,000 government workers are said to be on site, 7,000 troops. >> meanwhile congress reacting, too. speaker paul ryan says fema disaster relief account will get $6.7 billion boost. on capitol hill, scott thuman, abc7 news. michelle: maryland's governor is sending two dozen national guardsmen to puerto rico. this comes as the re
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they went from village to village, healing wherever they could. that includes installing a wire over a dangerous river. >> there was large rain with the hurricane. >> task force left behind the supplies they did use. d.c. police share images of the officers working in puerto rico. ten officers arrived there and they are now moving to the west coast to the island to check on the storm survivors there to help distribute supplies. michelle: the state department is warning not to visit cuba following sonic attacks at the embassy in savannah. they ordered half of the staff to leave the country. the sonic attack started in november and affected 21
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members. >> happening now the search is on for several men who stole a uhaul truck and tried to take an a.t.m. from nationals park. richard reeve? richard: they stole the truck and drove it here to nats park. they tried to take out an a.t.m. machine and it didn't work. now the police are looking for them. >> it sounded like an explosion. a wakeup call and a robbery in one. >> it's a strange place to steal an a.t.m. >> that is the focus of the joint investigation. >> they did in the a.t.m. multiple times.
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>> they backed in the a.t.m. and knocked them on the ground. >> they stole this truck and the rental lot across the street. >> they were knocked around but they remain intact. that alerted the nationals employees who sounded an alarm. >> the thieves fled empty handed. >> no one said criminals were smart. if they were smart they wouldn't have to do it. >> now this entire neighborhood is it will ed with surveillance cameras. we know that the suspect fled in a light colored pickup. that is it right now. the investigation is continuing. reporting live, richard reeve, abc7 news. michelle: thank you. caught on camera. frightening lobry in the district. watch the man on the right of the screen who appears to wait
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purchase. he suddenly whips out a gun. there he goes. swipes cash from the register and takes off with an accomplice. so far no arrests. >> they are looking for a man who may have groped women. the recent one was yesterday on a trail near waples mill and ran doll hills road. thigh are close to an arrest but they are trying to determine if the same man is responsible for four similar attacks. michelle: his act of herosism could land him on the wrong side of the lawsuit. but it's not stopping police honoring a hero. alison: only on seven.
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man on the ground. why the police are praising the officers. and a stranger who came to the rescue. >> coming up at 6:00. fall weather arrives. we look at that and dhally it will get looking ahead to next ten days. abc7 news continues after this. back ave
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michelle: only on 7ment to. >> we is video shows a prince george's county police officer struggling with a man in hill crest heights in a parking lot there. it started when he told the man he wasn't supposed to be there because of a restraining order. that is when a bystander jumps in to help. >> you can see the man helped pull the man off the officer. who focused on protecting his firearm and he refused to use deadly force. >> we learn a good samaritan that fought off a robber could face lawsuit from the accused criminal. this is a man who could face the lawsuit. the claim is the good samaritan used
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force. they called it ridiculous. they proved that honoring craig jerry. >> he is an american hero. >> he went well beyond call of a citizen. >> the man accused in robbery is still behind bars. they did not speak at the ceremony. the case is spending. coming up at six, the nationwide opioid epidemic reaching new heights. proposal to arm flight attendants with a life-saving drug. michelle: plus must-see video of fisherman's find. closer look at what covered
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if you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, you need to get out. >> that is from the air force academy after racist slurs left on
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cadets. they called for an assembly and he told everyone to take out the cell phones to record what he said. so it was chris call clear. alison: michael birkl is now facing hate crime charges for placing a swastika on a church. police were criticized not take making a trip there. they just took it down on the phone. a judge will rule next week if winner should be released from jail pending the trial. she is accused of leaking a report of the russian meddling in the 2016 election. her trial is expected to
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next march. >> president trump on the verge ofpioid crisis national epidemic. thousands have died even as they increase the availability of narcan. what happens if someone overdoses at not,000 feet? joce sterman has more. >> there is no law to bring people back to life if they overdose in the air. but some say it's time to change that. >> he has handled hundreds of emergencies. s no like this. >> the person in the chair was blue and not responsive. >> he would have had every tool he needed.
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medical kit that was required on u.s. flights. >> i checked the pulse again and i didn't feel a pulse at that time. >> it didn't have what he needed. >> the flight attendants want it on every flight. >> we are the only first responders that don't have access to narcan to save people's lives. >> right now the airlines by and large don't have the drug on their plane. the company that makes it supporting adding it. this is not required. >> congressman scott perry and the house transportation committee ask them to look at the issues to add it to the medical kit. the consensus is it's not necessary. >> this is exploding in the community. we see this in the neighborhood and all around us. are we going to wait until there is a tragedy? that seems
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everything. he is now fighting to make it available. >> if i could use this to prevent something bad happening or to help others it's well worth it. >> they should hear back from the f.a.a. in six months and then congress could take action to get this drug on board. so if you wonder who has it on board just in case? go to wjla.com to find out. alison: thank you. alison: caught on camera daring rescue from hundreds of feet above a wrecked car. it's incredible that the car stopped there. it perminged 300 feet down the ravine in california. two people in the car survived but they couldn't be brought back up the hill. so the helicopter comes in pulling the victims up to race them to a hospital. michelle: now to the must see video. or you m
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away. that is a car covered in fresh water clams. it's honda accord stolen in 1994. it has been at the bottom of the river and since then they saw it and fished it out. the owner says it's good to have closure to a calamity. i have a problem that is seeing anything covered like that. alison: bizarre. michelle: ismsy. alison: yeah. brian: get some drawn butter and go for it. alison: everybody looks at it in their own way. we have fall here. brian: we do. this was awesome this afternoon. this is a live camera over the
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the sun comes up early and earlier. we don't change the clocks for another month before it will be here before you know. this when we shoot for the high around 74. look at the next couple of days. tomorrow and sunday are both around 71. closer to average on monday. next week we will see the temperatures moving up. above average but there is no high oppressive heat. 74 is the best to muster today. 74 is the average. average today. across the board most of us are in the 70's. petersburg, west virginia, at 79. culpeper, 75. no 80's on the board out there. friday night football is back. a lot of schools did their games earlier due to the jewish holidays but more go on later tonight. if you are heading out the temperatures will fall through the 60's and the 50's. it's a crisp night out there. we have a breeze as well. you will notice that. the winds will pick up late
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weekend. tonight the line of showers will break up over the district. there isn't much in the way of moisture here. we will notice the breezes to pick up out of the north. breezy tomorrow. it will feel crisp because of the winds. by sunday, equally sunny and less wind. the low 50's from dulles to frederick. andrews, 54. you will notice the 40's to the west in the burbs. pirates are at the nationals all weekend long. 7:05 game tomorrow. temperatures dropping back. sunday better of the two because you have full sunshine out there. sunday the zombie invasion is going to benefit the special olympics. enjoy it. the next couple days, the kidsfest and
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we are there all weekend. look at how it is shaping up at nats park. crisp night. hopefully we will get a curly w. >> this is the calm before the storm. nats are getting ready for the playoffs. we will explain why players are excited for the big stage next week. sports is next. you each drive a ford pickup right? (all) yes. i'm going to show you a next generation pickup. awesome. let's do this. the bed is made of high-strength steel, which is less susceptible to punctures than aluminum. stronger the better. and best of all, this new truck is actually- (all laughing) oh my.... the current chevy silverado. current chevy owners and lessees get a total value of ten-thousand, six hundred dollars. or, 0% financing for 72 months on this silverado all star. find new roads at your local chevy dealer.
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hello, everybody. i'm scott abraham live at nats park. one week from tonight will be game one of the nlds between nats and the chicago cubs. but first things first the nats have to get through the regular season first. only three games are left on the schedule. the pirates are in town tonight. bryce harper is back first game in a month at nats park after the knee injury. hard not to get excited for the playoffs. the big stage. the nats players ready for october baseball. >> we just have to go out and play. i don't look at it as a pressure cooker. i just look at it as baseball. at the end of the day, that is all you can ask of ourselves or anyone else. >> the doubt
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for us. we use iteo go ahead and win it. join us every sunday nats in the playoffs this week at 11:30 for the half hour special, "washington's road to the championship." there is a little tune in the air. the boys of the summer set to turn in to the boys of fall. this is a special time of the year. get ready. michelle: very exciting, scott. alison: thank you so much. i think we have fall fever. brian: yes. it's cool tonight and cool for the next couple of days. it will warm nicely and it will brisk in the morning. the breeze with a chill in the air. michelle: go nats. "world news tonight" with david muir up next. alison: see you at 11:00.
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ralphcandidate for governor,rtham, and i sponsored is ad. they're studying for 21st century jobs., but ed gillespie supports donald trump's plan to take money out of virginia public schools and give it to private schools. as a washington dc lobbyist, ed gillespie worked for lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. and ed gillespie's plan to cut taxes for the wealthy could cut virginia school funding, too. ed doesn't stand for education.
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tonight, breaking news. the shakeup at the white house. tom price is out. the president asks for his resignation after the secretary of health and human services spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on luxury travel. and tonight, the list of cabinet members and their spending is growing. also tonight, the humanitarian crisis in puerto rico. the stunning moment. the mayor on live tv today taking on the trump administration. and tonight, the three-star general the president sent there who says they need more help. the police officer killed, another officer saved by his bulletproof vest, after a suspect opens fire. the manhunt. the new surveillance out tonight. the nfl star. was it excessive force? what police are now saying.

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